This Hockey Pod (Blog edition): 2022 NHL Playoff Predictions

Hello everyone! After debating meticulously over whether or not we get our own domain for This Hockey Pod, we decided that we would use Molly’s platform first to see how interested everyone is before launching a dedicated site! Please let us know via Twitter or in the comments what your thoughts and feelings! If youContinue reading “This Hockey Pod (Blog edition): 2022 NHL Playoff Predictions”

9 Things Cheer Prepared me For in Life

So today I was thinking as a tower of menus almost hit me in the face, that I wasn’t too worried about the damage the leather bound menus would do to my face as cheerleading taught me that it’s okay to catch things with your face. And this got me thinking that cheerleading even thoughContinue reading “9 Things Cheer Prepared me For in Life”

Photography Tips #13: Prone to Target

*Little Blog Post on life and photography* Archery is not my first target sport. You could say that when I was younger I was attacked by paper, so now I shoot it in various ways, but to totally honest I don’t know why I do target sports. It all began back in the day ofContinue reading “Photography Tips #13: Prone to Target”

Aber-geddon: Rugby 7s

My fourth and final Rugby 7s as a University student. Time flies and it’s quite hard to believe that I’ve come this far in terms of photography and getting back into sports! From 2013 Rugby 7s in Aberystwyth, equipped with a 450d, a tamron 70-300mm lens and no proper grasp on sports photography to 2017,Continue reading “Aber-geddon: Rugby 7s”

Weight off my Chest

Not going to lie, I do like to write a strongly worded letter and email every so often. More than often I am ignored or replied to along the lines off “I don’t appreciate the aggressive nature of your writing” or “No need for such aggressive vocabulary.” Although I find that highly offensive to beginContinue reading “Weight off my Chest”

Varsity 2017

As with most other universities across the U.K. Aberystwyth engages with their rivals Bangor in annual sports-day-esque event known as Varsity. Each Uni bi-annually hosts the competition, seeing the likes of sports and societies alike to put forward their best and brightest to win the beloved silverware. This year Aberystwyth hosted the competition inviting aroundContinue reading “Varsity 2017”

Archery Series #4: Worcester, Double Worcester

Being back with relatively frequent practises and competitions in archery, brings me to doing all sorts of rounds, not just the standard portsmouth we all grow to have a love/hate relationship with. This weekend gave me the opportunity to shoot one of my favourite barebow rounds, but this time with my trusty compound. The Worcester round.Continue reading “Archery Series #4: Worcester, Double Worcester”

Archery Series #3: String, Nose…

Again with the Archery! To be fair, it is a sport that I am improving in readily, and learning more and more as I go along. When I first picked up a bow I didn’t see myself being intrigued in archery forums and articles in sports magazines, but now I am a true archery nut.Continue reading “Archery Series #3: String, Nose…”

The Day My Camera Died

I love being a university sports photographer. True, the work is mainly for little or no money but it does give me the opportunity to travel around as well as learn more about sports I previously had no or wrong misconceptions of. Thats university for you in general though, giving you the life experience andContinue reading “The Day My Camera Died”

Archery Series #2: Vegas Baby!

Yes I have finally decided to go straight back at it, right into the deep end of Archery. So not just starting off with a WAA18 a couple weeks ago but also with the events of last weekend. We travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the Northern Qualifier for BUCS and the following dayContinue reading “Archery Series #2: Vegas Baby!”

Archery series #1: Back at it with the Bow

After what it seems like years of not doing archery, I am back. To kick it off with a WAA18 competition with no practise, little recollection of what I was supposed to be doing and the familiar ache of unused back muscles. Much to my surprise my muscles hadn’t forgotten completely what I was supposedContinue reading “Archery series #1: Back at it with the Bow”

Photography Tips #9: American Football

Being an unconventionally British sport, American Football is steadily growing in popularity in the U.K. Mainly based at universities and community teams, the sport combines the best bits of speed, hard hits and strategy. Taking photos of this sport is no different to other pitch sports, but note that it is more a of stopContinue reading “Photography Tips #9: American Football”

The Bar for Actual Sports (teams)

This isn’t my usual type of Blog post, but I just wanted to set a few things straight. Aberystwyth is notoriously known for its pub scene boasting an impressive number of pubs for a small coastal town, but finally a bar has opened that is perfect for everyone including sports teams. It’s hard for socialContinue reading “The Bar for Actual Sports (teams)”

Snapshots #4: Horsing About Again

It is so good to be back in the arena with horses dancing round you. Equine photography has got to be a major passion of mine, and any event has reinforced this. As part of the university, Aberystwyth University Equestrian, AUE, have two riding teams A and B which compete in dressage and show jumpingContinue reading “Snapshots #4: Horsing About Again”

Photography Tips #8: LAX to the MAX

After an action packed first week of lectures, matches, cheer and editing I can finally take a little extra time to reflect on my new experiences. The University has many many sports teams from sports I’ve never heard of like Korfball to the more common sports such as Football and also sports which I didn’tContinue reading “Photography Tips #8: LAX to the MAX”

Summertime Unfitness

Getting back into the university routine means getting my study on, sitting in the library watching the rain out of the window and of course getting back into the sports training routine. With my fantastic timetable being made up of 3 hours a week, this gives me more than enough time to plan my photography,Continue reading “Summertime Unfitness”

Photography Tips #7: Netball

Heading back inside with the onset of rain, wind and cold, brings new and exciting challenges to me as a photographer. Last week I photographed my first BUCS Netball game. From not playing netball since maybe my early teen years the sport is a little dusty in my memory. Netball is an intense, high-paced gameContinue reading “Photography Tips #7: Netball”

Photography Tips #6: New Season, Same Settings

Now that the ferocious partying of freshers has passed, it’s time to get back into the swing of things at university and knuckle down for my final year of my undergrad. This term I’ll be working with more sports teams and hopefully more events and spill all the beans on my experiences! Starting off earlyContinue reading “Photography Tips #6: New Season, Same Settings”